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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 24, 2009
    Brand New MacBook Pro not compatible with Final Cut Express
    I loaded Final Cut Express on my new mac and got this:

    Final Cut Express requires that your system have a Quartz Extreme capable video card.

    My current Display on my MBP:

    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0863
    Revision ID: 0x00b1
    ROM Revision: 3436
    gMux Version: 1.7.10
    Color LCD:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1200
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected

    Does that really mean I cannot use FC Express on this machine?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    No, it's fine. It will work just fine. FCE will give a lot of grief with intel gma chipsets, but works quite happily on newer macs with 9400m. granted, you *might* find a feature somewhere that *may* not work, but I use both FCE and FCP on my macbook that has a 9400m and on my mini that has a 9400m (that is, until I put the mini as my home theater) and they both work fine, SD, HD, transitions, adjustments, etc. all worked fine for me.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2009
    Vermont, USA
    MBP Uni. 2.4/4GB/320GB/9600mGT 256MB
    yo, i saw that your resolution is 1920x1200... so is it a 17 in MBP? You don't have the 9600m GT graphics card enabled, only the far less capable 9400m. Go into system preferences, click on "energy saver", and at the top select "higher performance," it will cue a window asking you to log out. Just do that and it will log back in with the better graphics card enabled.

    So when you use Final Cut, it should process video, effects, etc. much faster. Good luck =)


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